Rose pulls out of AT&T National
Monday, June 24, 2013
U.S. Open champion Justin Rose will take a week to rest and prepare for the Open Championship rather than play in the AT&T National, according the latest field list distributed.
Rose's cancellation gets Brendon Todd into the tournament. The former Georgia Bulldog has made his last four Tour cuts.
It's not unusual for the winner of a major to skip the next week's event, but Rose played in the Travelers Championship last week after numerous media appearances and finished T-13. Multiple reports said Rose cited fatigue in pulling out. The week off can give Rose, an Englishman, time to get ready for the Open Championship at Muirfield on July 18-21.
Reigning Masters champ Adam Scott is among the stars who remain in the field, as well as Jason Day, Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker. Tournament host Tiger Woods cited an elbow injury when he withdrew last week.
Todd finished T-17 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship and T-18 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. D.J. Trahan is the next alternate.
– Senior writer David Dusek contributed